Ietef Vita

Ietef Hotep Vita, aka "DJ CaveM" of the hip-hop group "Moetavation" is an all-around VEGAN "B-Boy" utilizing his gifts to serve as an: "O-G" -- organic gardener, MC, educator, graffiti guru, breakdancer, world traveler, and award-winning community arts activist. As a cultural worker born and raised in Denver, Colorado, Ietef continues to develop his interests and career in audio engineering and the music business by working with producers and artists such as Dead Prez, and The Flobots. Vita is a lead-trainer at Blue and Yellow Logic where he works to bring together local and national artists, nutritionists and activists to engage youth and educators in creative social change, and has coordinated panels and workshops on hip-hop and environmental justice for the Denver Public School system, Metro State College of Denver, and the Denver Green Festival. He has opened for artists such as Talib Kweli, K'naan, and Gil Scott Heron, and has performed internationally in Burkina Faso, West Africa, Paris, and the UK.

DJ CaveM of Moetavation crew, yes the spelling is different but the meaning behind it is still the same. This artist, activating from the Five Points area in the Mile High City of Denver, Colorado, has an eclectic, hard hitting, world sound. Producing and writing his own beats and lyrics, he spits on real topics affecting all of us real people. From "poli-tricks" to global warming, this man is in tune, telling it like it is, while giving the listener an unforgettable production. He'd like to say he's just a hip-hop head from the hood, but at twenty-three, his musical prowess and social awareness is uncanny. His albums mix the sounds of hip-hop, reggae, dancehall, jazz, world flavor, hot punchlines and occasionally a dose of patoi, and the list goes on. He represents so much more than just rap and hip-hop, he represents life. His music would be my life soundtrack if I had one; no BS, original sounds, no limits, and timeless.

If you would like to contact Ietef, please email him at Ietef.Vita@swingvotemag.com


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